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was severely compromised we had to take a pass on the human genome project because we did not have the space even though the two of the three technologies were invented at ucsf and so we were at risk of failing our mission and losing our hard run of steam. so the hunt was on, we looked at the procitdo before it came a national park we looked at brisban and we looked at what i thought was a runway for the airport but was actually a development of some sort and then we struck gold here with the help of the city government and the mayor, mayor brown and especially with bulsa to which helen referred a remarkable alliance of community leaders who worked in an private partnership with ucsf to acquire the land to get a master plan and to get this
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thing going. so, once the opportunity was here, then, we knew what to do with it. first of all, since this site was rather removed from the then nerve center of the campus, we knew that in one fell swoop we would have to create a critical mass science, featuring some of our most creative and adventuresome scientists and second, we would have to create the opportunity to do new things and in new ways. and i think that it is generally agreed that we have succeeded at both. within a year of opening the first building, genentech was filled with a cohesive community with creative scientists who organized themselves in ways that would create and facility new alliances across disciplinary boundaries.
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and second, we created the opportunity to do new things in new ways. and to mention just a few, so you can understand how the face of this place of ucsf has been enhanced by ucsf mission bay, it is of course, qb 3 which is of course my first example before i heard from my predecessors here. the mission of quantitative biology, with ourself and ucberkeley and uc santa cruise, to bring science, clinical science, bio, medical science together to solve the problems of human health. >> science and clinical reach in three areas, cardio vascular
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cancer and neurological disease. we have of course the new hospital which was beyond our wildest dreams when we first began planning mission bay, but now looks so obviously to be an essential part of the mix here. because this, it will complete the continuum of bench to bed side that we want so badly to foster. there have been diagnostic pioneers here, the sars virus was identified here with a technique in about six hours, and finally as you have heard we have created the ability to attract more effectively and to interact with more effectively, bio tech and big pharm a and simply put, mission bay has made it possible for ucsf never again to be behind the curve, in fact, if we use it well, we should remain consistently ahead of the curve which is
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exactly where we want to be. thank you, very much. [ applause ] thank you chancler bishop. i particularly am pleased that you pointed out that we have been talking about science, but increasingly, not only basic science, but translational science, focus on diagnostics and you even see the folks with the white coats around the campus, most recently and i also want to mention that we are bringing global health sciences to mission bay within the next two years. so i would like to introduce mike laret who is leading the next chapter in the history of mission bay the development of the ucsf medical center and the children's hospital at mission bay. mike? >> thank you, sue.
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late last week first grade girl was admitted to ucsf children's hospital on pernasis with a brain tumor, malignant as it turns out. that girl had section of the tumor but faces a very difficult course and a poor prognosis. that little girl is the reason just 100 yards from here across the street we are building a new children's and woman's cancer hospital so that future children, future adults, future individuals who face the scourge of these diseases have hope. what we are building across the street is spectacular, it will be the state of the art, children's and woman's cancer hospital. there will be spaces for families to stay in the rooms
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with their children. there will be a variety of entertainment and education options for families spending time in the facility. the safety futures that are built in are above anything else internationally. and of course, we have the most advanced electronic medical records system that will be part of that facility. but, again, the reason that we are building that 289-bed hospital is for that little girl and for all of the patients who will receive their care here. as chancler helman mentioned we are already establishing a clinical presence here at mission bay. we have our cardio vascular center to the north of us and a orthopedics institute that i have used myself. we have a growing presence for children and obstetrics and other service heres and in the
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next five years this will be a busling clinical environment. february first 2015, we will begin seeing patients in the new children's hospital and woman's hospital and cancer hospital across the street. i just want to make a comment about the building of that hospital. it took enormous courage to endorse proceeding with a billion and a half dollar project without the prospect of state funds. we undertook that project with the encouragement with many in our community who said dream big, go for something bigger than you think that you can afford and we are now seeing coming to life right before us, a project built with depth from the medical center, but mostly with philanthropic support from the xhupt. and it is a great testament and
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a vision in san francisco that they would be willing to support something at the magnitude that they have. and i guarantee to them, and i'm confident that that will pay off many-fold not only for the little girls for blatoma but for the other that come here over time. the hope of that hospital is that linked with the research on this side of the street, we will conquer it and other cancers, we will deal with cardio vascular disease, neurological disease and maybe we will do it even before a person is born, that is the hope. i will just end by quoting someone who has been very generous and important to us mark whose name is on our children's hospital. mark beneof said that people tend to over estimate what they can accomplish in one year, tend to under estimate what can be accomplished in ten. and when you look at this
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campus, including that hospital, it is incredible how far we have come just this last ten years, thank you very much. [ applause ] >> thank you, mark. i also want to mention that as lieutenant governor said it seemed amazing to think that we would attract the best of bio tech and pharm a and venture capitol to this neighborhood ten years ago but i wanted to recognize chris haskal who is on the stage and here from buyer, not only have they come to mission bay but they put an important site here at mission bay and so you are a great neighbor and thank you for being here, chris. [ applause ] >> would you like to say a few words about why you decided to come to mission bay? >> thanks, sue. >> first of all, i would like to wish a happy anniversary to
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ucsf on behalf of bayer and the rest of the mission bay community. this is an important milestone for ucsf and i think an important day for everyone that has been involved with developing mission bay into a life science innovation hub. if you look back over the last ten years it is remarkable to think what has hamed since the driving age and train yards etc., but as we just heard, i think more importantly is to look at the next ten years and think about as we expand the bench to bed side here, what types of innovations, therapies, treatments, will be able to put into play to impact human health over the next ten years. my first experience of mission bay was actually 13 years ago when i was finishing up a post dock down at hospital curve, their old site down at the general hospital and my advisor charo was taking the lead on planning the move of glad stone from general up here to mission bay. and he described this nurvana
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of interaction between ucsf and research institutions and start up companies, and i thought to myself, i want to get back there some day. some day my career path will take me back to mission bay, maybe for one of these little start ups that sort of came true. so a couple of years ago when bayer was opening the innovation center, this is our north american research headquarters we are looking around at where to place ourself and we ended up just a couple blocks away here in mission bay. and in the end the decision was really quite simple. mission bay has a really unique collection of places like the glad stone, other research institutes reg kelley and qb three were instrumental for us coming back here but really the anchor was ucsf and in fact our interaction with them was so important to us that at the time of moving in we had already signed a research master agreement with them with the intention of lowering the hurtle for our research scientist and their research scientist to work together and
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the fact that this interaction, i think, is a large part of why we see our work today being successful here. collaboration is really important to bayer research and i think that you have heard from all of us here that this collaboration is critical for developing life science research today. we have taken one more step recently in trying to expand our interaction with mission bay by opening up an incubator space for companies and sort of standing on the shoulders of giants of qb three and recognize thating this is a great opportunity to collaborate and hopefully we can support them and in turn become part of the mission bay community. i talk about the mission bay and you hear me using the term community, we do have a community here. and i think that maybe it was either luck or great vision from the people that put this idea in to play that they created an area where have
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amazing proximity and, they stay true to the ten-minute walk from my office, within ten minutes, i can be at any other scientist's office here in mission bay, hopefully having the discussion about another project and another great collaboration that we can have for another therapy. so i would like to close out by just congratulations ucsf on what they have done over the last ten years and how they have become the catalyst for creating an amazing environment and as i look forward for the next ten years i could not be more optimistic. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> thank you, so much. chris. and let me just end by acknowledging three groups of people, you just heard about the community of scientists but not yet mentioned is the local community, so in the city and county of san francisco, i really want to acknowledge and there are some community members with us here today. we are aspiring to be good neighbors in mission bay.
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and so i really want to acknowledge, community members who have partnered with ucsf and the city and county of san francisco as we have grown mission bay and thought about how this development could be an asset to the neighborhood. the second group of people that i want to acknowledge, again, looking up, i see a lot of faces, the faculty, the staff, and the trainees at ucsan francisco are the reason and the anchor tenant and i have not referred to as that before and we are pleased and i hope that we attract great things to the tee and county city and county of san francisco and so i want to acknowledge all of my colleagues who are here with us this morning and finally and most importantly the reason that all of us do this is to improve human health and so the patients who have been fitted from the work we do here at ucsan francisco, and even more importantly the patients who will not suffer as a
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consequence of the work that we have here the family and friends that we hope that we will help with all of our collective efforts i would like to end by acknowledging the patients by what goes on and the rest of the efforts here. i would like to thank all of you for joining us today. we will now have a ceremony.
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>> the annual celebration of hardly strictly bluegrass is always a hit now completing itself 12 year of music in the incredible golden gate park. >> this is just the best park to come to. it's safe. it's wonderful and such a fun time of the year. there is every kind of music you can imagine and can wander around and go from one stage to another and just have fun. >> 81 bands and six stages and no admission. this is hardly strictly bluegrass. >> i love music and peace. >> i think it represents what is great about the bay area. >> everyone is here for the music and the experience. this
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is why i live here. >> the culture out here is amazing. it's san francisco. >> this is a legacy of the old warren hel ment and receive necessary funding for ten years after his death. >> there is a legacy that started and it's cool and he's done something wonderful for the city and we're all grateful. hopefully we will keep this thing going on for years and years to come.
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